These Festival-Ready Nail Ideas Will Earn You Endless Compliments

Festival season is well and truly upon us. Those of you who were lucky enough to get Glastonbury tickets have probably already planned out your outfits and packed your bags for the big event (if you're still stuck, don't worry, as we have all the festival outfit inspiration you need). As a beauty editor, one thing I always like to plan in advance is my manicure. For me, a festival is the perfect time to have fun with my nails and try out a design that I wouldn't usually go for. I love experimenting with bright colours and bold patterns to compliment my outfits, and there are so many fun manicure ideas to choose from at the moment.

So much so, that I spent my weekend browsing some of my favourite nail accounts on Instagram to find you the best festival nail designs out there. From neon shades to metallic finishes and even statement nail jewellery, there is definitely something for everyone. So, whether you're heading to Glastonbury this week or planning a day festival with friends later in the year, I highly recommend that you keep on scrolling for some of the best festival nail ideas to try this season. Trust me, you're going to want to book a nail appointment ASAP after seeing these...

9 of the Best Festival Nail Ideas to Try This Summer

1. Nail Jewellery

@iramshelton silver nail jewellery

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For something a little bit different, why not try some nail jewellery? What I love about this trend is that it manages to make a statement while still looking super chic.

2. Pastel French Tips

@imarninails pastel French tip nails

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French tips are so stylish right now, so why not inject some colour for festival season and opt for a range of pastel shades?

3. Neon Shades

@paintedbyjools neon green nails

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Speaking of colour, you can't go wrong with a neon nail.

4. Ombré Nails

@imarninails ombre nail art

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Ombré nails always look so effortlessly cool. You can opt for any shade, but I'm loving this burnt orange hue.

5. Cherry Nail Art

@betina_goldstein cherry nail art

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A festival is the perfect time to try out some fun nail art, and this cherry design has my heart this season.

6. Floral Nail Art

@buffcs floral nail art

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If you want something a bit more classic, opt for this delicate floral design.

7. Mixed Metals

@betina_goldstein silver manicure with gold French tips

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How cool is this mixed metal manicure? Apply a silver polish before adding gold French tips.

8. Wavy Nail Art

@imarninails wavy nail art

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This nail art will have everyone asking you where you got your manicure done.

9. Animal Print Nails

@betina_goldstein animal print nail art

(Image credit: @betina_goldstein)

Nothing says festival season like a little bit of animal print.

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Grace Lindsay
Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.